How to Install DHCP Service on Microsoft Windows Server 2012

How to Install DHCP Service on Microsoft Windows Server 2012

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a TCP/IP Suite Application Protocol that works on the Client/Server Model. DHCP provides automatic IP Addresses to the organization’s devices within the network. Once you learn to install DHCP Service on Windows Server 2012, you will no longer need to assign IPs manually to each client machine on the network.


  • A properly Installed/Updated Windows Server Opretaing System
  • Administrator Account credentials
  • Static TCP/IP Address


ü  Time Saving

ü  No conflicts

ü  Administration tasks made easy

Here’s a step by step guide on how to install DHCP Service on Win Server 2012:

Step 1: Open the “Server Manager.” (Check the screenshot below)

1 Open Server Manager

Step 2: Select the “Manage” option in the left panel and click on the “Add Roles and Features” button. (Check the screenshot below)

2 Server Manager Dashboard

Step 3: Select the “DCHP Server”. (Check the screenshot below)

3 Select DHCP Role

Step 4: Click on the “Next” button. (Check the screenshot below)

4 Next

Step 5: Click on the “Next” button again. (Check the screenshot below)

5 Next

Step 6: Now, click on the “Restart If Required” option. (Check the screenshot below)

6 Check on Restart_ Install

Step 7: Click on the “Close” button to exit. (Check the screenshot below)


Step 8: You have installed the “Role.” (Check the screenshot below)

8 Role Installed

Step 9: Open the DHCP Manager. (Check the screenshot below)

9 Open DHCP Manager

Step 10: Right click on the DHCP Server and next, click on the “Authrize” button. (Check the screenshot below)


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